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An act or instance of such falseness.
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  1. An act or instance of such falseness.
  2. A pretending to be what one is not, or to feel what one does not feel; esp., a pretense of virtue, piety, etc.
A decorative cover made to simulate an article of household linen and used over or in place of it:
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  1. A decorative cover made to simulate an article of household linen and used over or in place of it:
  2. A counterfeit; something that is not what it seems or appears to be; a fake; a person pretending to be something or someone other than who she really is. A counterfeit; something that is not what it seems or appears to be; a fake; a person pretending to be something or someone other than who she really is. adj. Deceitful or dishonest.
  3. (Short for) pillow sham
Something intended to deceive; a hoax or fraud.
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  1. Something intended to deceive; a hoax or fraud.
  2. Something made or done to cheat or deceive; fraud; sham; hoax
  3. A person who is not what he or she claims to be; impostor
Insincere expression of respect, loyalty, support, etc.
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  1. Insincere expression of respect, loyalty, support, etc.
  2. Verbal expression of agreement or allegiance, unsupported by real conviction or action; hypocritical respect:
The specialized language of a trade, profession, or similar group, especially when viewed as difficult to understand by outsiders:
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  1. The specialized language of a trade, profession, or similar group, especially when viewed as difficult to understand by outsiders:
  2. (Uncountable) Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.
  3. A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.
  1. An inhabitant or resident of Argos.
  2. The specialized vocabulary and idioms of those in the same work, way of life, etc., as the language used by computer hackers
  3. A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group:
Highly informal speech that is outside conventional or standard usage and consists both of coined words and phrases and of new or extended meanings attached to established terms: slang develops from the attempt to find fresh and vigorous, colorful, pungent, or humorous expression, and generally either passes into disuse or comes to have a more formal status
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  1. Highly informal speech that is outside conventional or standard usage and consists both of coined words and phrases and of new or extended meanings attached to established terms: slang develops from the attempt to find fresh and vigorous, colorful, pungent, or humorous expression, and generally either passes into disuse or comes to have a more formal status
  2. A kind of language occurring chiefly in casual and playful speech, made up typically of coinages and figures of speech that are deliberately used in place of standard terms for added raciness, humor, irreverence, or other effect.
  3. Language peculiar to a group; argot or jargon:
  1. An inhabitant or resident of Argos.
  2. A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group:
  3. The specialized vocabulary and idioms of those in the same work, way of life, etc., as the language used by computer hackers
The manner or style of expressing oneself in language or the arts.
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  1. The manner or style of expressing oneself in language or the arts.
  2. A language considered as part of a larger family of languages or a linguistic branch. Not in scientific use:
  3. A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists:
A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.
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  1. A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.
  2. (Countable) Language characteristic of a particular group.
  3. A mixed or hybrid language or dialect; esp., pidgin
(Informal) Language; esp., a dialect, jargon, or special vocabulary that one is not familiar with
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  1. (Informal) Language; esp., a dialect, jargon, or special vocabulary that one is not familiar with
  2. The specialized vocabulary of a particular field or social group, especially when viewed as unfamiliar:
  3. Language, especially language peculiar to a particular group or region; jargon or a dialect.
Nonstandard speech.
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  1. Nonstandard speech.
  2. Jargon
  3. A form of a language differing generally from the accepted standard, as a provincial or local dialect
A vernacular word or term
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  1. A vernacular word or term
  2. The common, nonscientific name of a plant or animal.
  3. The everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language.
  1. An inhabitant or resident of Argos.
  2. A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group:
  3. The specialized vocabulary and idioms of those in the same work, way of life, etc., as the language used by computer hackers
The language peculiar to the members of a group, especially in an occupation; jargon:
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  1. The language peculiar to the members of a group, especially in an occupation; jargon:
  2. The manner or style of expressing oneself in language or the arts.
  3. A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists:
A speech form or an expression of a given language that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its elements, as in keep tabs on.
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  1. A speech form or an expression of a given language that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its elements, as in keep tabs on.
  2. Regional speech or dialect.
  3. The specific grammatical, syntactic, and structural character of a given language.
A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.
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  1. A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.
  2. (Countable) Language characteristic of a particular group.
  3. Nonsensical or incoherent language:
Body language; kinesics.
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  1. Body language; kinesics.
  2. A system of signs, symbols, gestures, or rules used in communicating:
  3. A particular manner of expression:
(Linguis.) The total stock of morphemes in a language
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  1. (Linguis.) The total stock of morphemes in a language
  2. (Linguistics) The morphemes of a language considered as a group.
  3. A dictionary, esp. of an ancient language
The specialized vocabulary of a particular field or social group, especially when viewed as unfamiliar:
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  1. The specialized vocabulary of a particular field or social group, especially when viewed as unfamiliar:
  2. (Informal) Language; esp., a dialect, jargon, or special vocabulary that one is not familiar with
  3. Language, especially language peculiar to a particular group or region; jargon or a dialect.
A regional dialect, especially one without a literary tradition.
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  1. A regional dialect, especially one without a literary tradition.
  2. Nonstandard speech.
  3. A form of a language differing generally from the accepted standard, as a provincial or local dialect
The systematic study of terms
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  1. The systematic study of terms
  2. The vocabulary of technical terms used in a particular field, subject, science, or art; nomenclature.
A vernacular word or term
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  1. A vernacular word or term
  2. The common, nonscientific name of a plant or animal.
  3. The everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language.
An interrelated group of nonverbal symbols, signs, gestures, etc. used for communication or expression in a particular art, skill, etc.
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  1. An interrelated group of nonverbal symbols, signs, gestures, etc. used for communication or expression in a particular art, skill, etc.
  2. A list of words and often phrases, usually arranged alphabetically and defined or translated; a lexicon or glossary.
  3. All the words of a language.
A grouping of organisms done purely on the basis of shared features and without regard to evolutionary relationships. Grades may include organisms that do not share a common ancestor, or may exclude some organisms having the same common ancestor as the other organisms in the grade. For this reason, many taxonomists do not accept grades as formal classifications. The class Reptilia (reptiles) is a grade since it includes dinosaurs but not birds, even though birds are descended from dinosaurs.
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  1. A grouping of organisms done purely on the basis of shared features and without regard to evolutionary relationships. Grades may include organisms that do not share a common ancestor, or may exclude some organisms having the same common ancestor as the other organisms in the grade. For this reason, many taxonomists do not accept grades as formal classifications. The class Reptilia (reptiles) is a grade since it includes dinosaurs but not birds, even though birds are descended from dinosaurs.
  2. Any of the divisions in a school curriculum usually equal to one year; most systems in the U.S. include twelve grades after the kindergarten
  3. A slope or gradual inclination, especially of a road or railroad track:
A operator on scalar fields yielding a vector function, where the value of the vector evaluated at any point indicates the direction and degree of change of the field at that point.
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  1. A operator on scalar fields yielding a vector function, where the value of the vector evaluated at any point indicates the direction and degree of change of the field at that point.
  2. The degree to which something inclines; a slope. A mountain road with a gradient of ten percent rises one foot for every ten feet of horizontal length.
  3. (Physics) The rate at which a physical quantity, such as temperature or pressure, changes in response to changes in a given variable, especially distance.
(Botany) The basal end of a plant cutting or tuber used in propagation.
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  1. (Botany) The basal end of a plant cutting or tuber used in propagation.
  2. A tilt, as of a boat, to one side.
  3. The built-up portion of a shoe or boot, supporting the heel.
The difference in direction of two lines, planes, or surfaces as measured by the angle between them; specif., a property of a line in a plane, being the angle measured from the positive portion of the x-axis to the line in question
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  1. The difference in direction of two lines, planes, or surfaces as measured by the angle between them; specif., a property of a line in a plane, being the angle measured from the positive portion of the x-axis to the line in question
  2. Any action, practice, or thing, toward which one is inclined
  3. A characteristic disposition or tendency to act in a certain way; a propensity:
An inclined surface; a slope or gradient:
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  1. An inclined surface; a slope or gradient:
  2. An inclined plane or surface; slope; grade; slant
A tilt or an inclination away from the vertical.
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  1. A tilt or an inclination away from the vertical.
  2. The act or condition of leaning; inclination; slant
  3. Meat containing little or no fat
A considerable number; a long series:
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  1. A considerable number; a long series:
  2. A series of names, words, or other items written, printed, or imagined one after the other:
  3. List price
The angle between the cutting edge of a tool and a plane perpendicular to the working surface to which the tool is applied.
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  1. The angle between the cutting edge of a tool and a plane perpendicular to the working surface to which the tool is applied.
  2. A long-handled implement with a row of projecting teeth at its head, used especially to gather leaves or to loosen or smooth earth.
  3. Any of various long-handled tools with teeth or prongs at one end, used for gathering loose grass, hay, leaves, etc., or for smoothing broken ground
A personal point of view or opinion:
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  1. A personal point of view or opinion:
  2. (Informal) A quick, oblique look; glance
  3. A line, plane, course, or direction that is other than perpendicular or horizontal; a slope.
A piece of ground that is not flat or level; rising or falling ground; specif., a portion of the side of a hill or mountain
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  1. A piece of ground that is not flat or level; rising or falling ground; specif., a portion of the side of a hill or mountain
  2. (Mathematics) The rate at which an ordinate of a point of a line on a coordinate plane changes with respect to a change in the abscissa.
  3. (Math.) The trigonometric tangent of the positive angle formed between a given straight line and the x-axis of a pair of Cartesian coordinates
The condition or angle of being tilted; slope or slant
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  1. The condition or angle of being tilted; slope or slant
  2. A tendency to favor one side in a dispute:
  3. An inclination from the horizontal or vertical; a slant:
A helpful hint:
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  1. A helpful hint:
  2. A piece of private or secret information, especially imparted by someone with expert knowledge about sporting odds, business performance etc. [From mid-19th c.]
  3. A piece of secret information given confidentially in an attempt to be helpful
(Golf) To hit (a ball) with the heel of the club
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  1. (Golf) To hit (a ball) with the heel of the club
  2. To lean or tilt to one side, as a ship or boat in a high wind
  3. To follow at one's heels:
To bend or bow (the body or head)
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  1. To bend or bow (the body or head)
  2. To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
  3. To deviate from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.; lean; slope; slant
To have a particular mental inclination; tend (toward or to a certain opinion, attitude, etc.)
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  1. To have a particular mental inclination; tend (toward or to a certain opinion, attitude, etc.)
  2. To cause to incline:
  3. To rely for assistance or support:
To enter (a name, item, etc.) in a list, directory, catalog, etc.
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  1. To enter (a name, item, etc.) in a list, directory, catalog, etc.
  2. To enter in a list; register:
  3. To cover, line, or edge with list.
To pull or drag (a comb or one's fingers, for example) over or through something, such as one's hair.
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  1. To pull or drag (a comb or one's fingers, for example) over or through something, such as one's hair.
  2. (--- Informal) To gain in abundance. Often used with in :
  3. To use a rake.
To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience:
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  1. To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience:
  2. To have or go in a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal; slope.
  3. To incline or turn from a direct line or course, esp. one that is perpendicular or level; slope
To have an upward or downward inclination; take an oblique direction; incline; slant
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  1. To have an upward or downward inclination; take an oblique direction; incline; slant
  2. To move or walk:
  3. (Chiefly Brit., Informal) To go or move (off, away, etc.), esp. in a leisurely or furtive way
To have, or come to have, a bias or inclination in favor of a particular opinion or side in a dispute
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  1. To have, or come to have, a bias or inclination in favor of a particular opinion or side in a dispute
  2. To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline:
  3. To slope; incline; slant; tip
To remove the tip of:
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  1. To remove the tip of:
  2. (Informal) To give secret information to in an attempt to be helpful
  3. To dye the ends of (hair or fur) in order to blend or improve appearance.
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